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Forna, Aminatta

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Works: 39 works in 147 publications in 6 languages and 5,713 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Art  Love stories 
Classifications: PR6106.O766, 823.92
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Most widely held works by Aminatta Forna
The memory of love by Aminatta Forna( Book )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
Adrian Lockheart is a psychologist escaping his life in England. Arriving in Freetown in the wake of civil war, he struggles with the intensity of the heat, dirt and dust, and with the secrets this country hides. Despite the gulf of experience and understanding between them, Adrian finds unexpected friendship in a young surgeon at the hospital, the charismatic Kai Mansaray, and begins to build a new life. In the hospital Adrian encounters an elderly man, Elias Cole, who is reflecting on his past, not all of it noble. Recorded in a series of notebooks are memories of his youth, the optimism of the first moon landings, and the details of an obsession: Saffia, a woman he loved, and Julius, her fiery, rebellious husband. As their individual stories entwine across two generations in a country torn apart by repression and war, some distances cannot be bridged. It is the story of four lives colliding; a story about friendship, about understanding, absolution and the indelible effects of the past; about journeys and dreams and loss, and about the very nature of love
Ancestor stones by Aminatta Forna( Book )
19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
A dark rock the shape of a man's cigar. A broken pebble, open like a split plum. A stone with a dimple that fitted my thumb. A twinkling crystal. A pale three-cornered stone. I won't say I found them quickly. Not at all. Bobbio helped me. But even then, there were some I never found, whose faces I did not remember as well as I imagined. The Ancestors, my mother called them
The hired man by Aminatta Forna( Book )
12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars
Through African eyes ( visu )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
When first seen in the Western world in 1900, African art was viewed as strange and exotic. Yet these works, the booty of colonial wars, would influence Picasso, Matisse, and Modigliani and change the course of 20th century art. This program, while recognizing this impact, introduces noted experts who explain the importance of reappraising African art within its own cultural context. Then local Malian inhabitants in a Bamana village and the walled city of Djenne comment on the function of art and the role of the artist in their society
The memory of love by Aminatta Forna( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Adrian Lockheart is a psychologist escaping his life in England. Arriving in Freetown in the wake of civil war, he struggles with the intensity of the heat, dirt and secrets this country hides. A story unfolds about ordinary people in extrordinary circumstances and the indelible effects of the past
Mother of all myths : how society moulds and constrains mothers by Aminatta Forna( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Het huis met de schaduw by Aminatta Forna( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Dutch and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Een modern Engels gezin ervaart allerlei culturele verschillen als zij tijdens een verblijf in een Kroatisch dorp de verbouwing van een net gekocht huis op gang proberen te krijgen
The devil that danced on the water : a daughter's memoir of her father, her family, her country, and a continent by Aminatta Forna( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
The hired man by Aminatta Forna( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Gost is surrounded by mountains and fields of wild flowers. The summer sun burns. The Croatian winter brings freezing winds. Beyond the boundaries of the town an old house which has lain empty for years is showing signs of life. One of the windows, glass darkened with dirt, today stands open, and the lively chatter of English voices carries across the fallow fields. Laura and her teenage children have arrived. A short distance away lies the hut of Duro Kolak who lives alone with his two hunting dogs. As he helps Laura with repairs to the old house, they uncover a mosaic beneath the ruined plaster and, in the rising heat of summer, painstakingly restore it. But Gost is not all it seems; conflicts long past still suppurate beneath the scars
Fantoomliefde by Aminatta Forna( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 84 libraries worldwide
Een Engelse psycholoog beleeft in Sierra Leone een emotionele periode die wordt gekenmerkt door vriendschap, liefde en verraad
De duivel danste op het water by Aminatta Forna( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in Dutch and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Memoires van de dochter van een Afrikaanse vader en een Schotse moeder over haar jeugd in Schotland en haar tienerjaren in Sierra Leone, waar haar vader steeds meer politieke problemen krijgt
The lost libraries of Timbuktu ( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Illustrates the rich history and variety once contained within the lost libraries of Timbuktu and hypothesizes on the state of an Africa in which these libraries weren't driven underground by colonizing interests. Through interviews with local scholars and experts across Africa and the Western world, viewers learn of the impact these historical treasures have on the world-wide understanding of Africa, Islam, and the development of literacy outside of the Western tradition
Maanschaduw : roman by Aminatta Forna( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Via de verhalen van vier vrouwen wordt het leven beschreven van vier generaties van een grote polygamische familie in Sierra Leone tegen de achtergrond van de roerige geschiedenis en sterk veranderende cultuur in de 20e eeuw
La memoria del amor by Aminatta Forna( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 31 libraries worldwide
"'No es amor. Es algo más, algo con una fuerza que perdura. No es amor, sino una memoria del amor.'' El psicólogo Adrian Lockheart desea escapar de su monotona vida en Inglaterra. Así llega a Freetown, una ciudad africana azotada por la guerra civil y la represión, en la que debe luchar contra la intensidad del calor, la suciedad y el polvo, y los secretos de un país que trata en vano de ponerse en pie. También Kai Manseray, un joven colega en el hospital, esconde un secreto. Y Elias Cole, un anciano enfermo cuyos cuadernos guardan los recuerdos de su juventud y la historia de una obsesión: Saffia, la mujer que amó, y Julius, su carismático y rebelde marido. Las vidas de los tres se entrelazan en esta novela extraordinaria que explora las consecuencias ineludibles de nuestros actos y la naturaleza misma del amor." --From publisher's description
De mythe van het moederschap : hoe de maatschappij vrouwen vormt en vervormt by Aminatta Forna( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in Dutch and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Oorspr. titel: Mother of all myths. - 1998. Aandacht voor de verschillende manieren waarop in verschillende culturen aangekeken wordt tegen het moederschap en wat daarvan soms de absurdste gevolgen kunnen zijn
The motherhood myth : how society moulds and constrains mothers by Aminatta Forna( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Le pietre degli avi by Aminatta Forna( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Les jardins des femmes by Aminatta Forna( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in French and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Une Africaine devenue londonienne retourne en son pays natal pour sauvegarder un domaine familial. Elle raconte son histoire de 1926 à 2003, à travers le récit de ses quatre tantes nées des différentes épouses de son grand-père. Réjouissant! [SDM]
The BBC National Short Story Award 2010 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Tanz mit dem Teufel : meine afrikanische Kindheit by Aminatta Forna( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in German and held by 6 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Forna, Aminatta, 1964-
Languages
English (101)
Spanish (7)
Dutch (7)
German (3)
French (2)
Italian (2)
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